We are a local chapter within a global community of changemakers, passionate about transforming the travel industry into a force for good.
Our goal is to transform Washington DC into a capital of sustainable travel. We’re connected to other ITA Hubs through a web of networks, and together, we aim to build the travel industry of the future – one in which travel acts as the catalyst for solving the world’s most pressing issues.
We plan to host events in 2019 which focus on education and advocacy around sustainable tourism, and develop an inclusive community of travel professionals in DC.
We are in the process of building a strong foundation for this chapter and we are seeking your input to better understand our audience. The information we collect will be shared at our stakeholders meeting to be held late September/early October. You will all be invited to this meeting, so please stay tuned for details.
Join the Center for Responsible Travel and George Washington University International Institution of Tourism Studies on September 27 for a World Tourism Day Forum in Washington, DC. We’re proud partners of this day-long event focused on finding solutions to the growing problem of overtourism, which is compromising popular destinations around the world. Learn more and get tickets at https://www.worldtourismdayforum.com/.
Taking place in Austin, TX, February 1-4, Wanderfest will be a weekend filled with travel-themed workshops and excursions to learn, laugh and connect with fellow travel lovers. Wanderfest will also have community gatherings like story slams and walking tours of Austin to really get to know the city that likes to "keep it weird".
Sophia will be facilitating a workshop called People, Place, and Purpose designed to help fellow travelers connect and create meaningful relationships anywhere they plan to explore in the world.